December 18: Health and Hope in Africa

The Buruli ulcer hospital ward in the DR Congo used to be full of young children with horrible wounds. Today, thanks to you, there are only a few patients — cases are now being caught early, out in the community.

Our partners travel far and wide, bringing health and hope to suffering people.
Your support enables experts from the hospital to train health professionals throughout the region. This spring, 65 doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and health workers were taught to recognize the signs of Buruli ulcer and properly treat the disease.

With better training, health professionals can diagnose and treat Buruli ulcer quickly — and prevent lifelong disabilities. If you’re interested in donating to help spare children and adults the trauma of long hospital stays, disability, and stigma, click here.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)